KeySource Thomas Thor has been engaged by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to fill the Project Control Coordinator position at their Chalk River Laboratories in the upper Ottawa Valley.  While viewed as a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology, and engineering, CNL is committed to ensuring that Canadians and the world receive energy, health, and environmental benefits from nuclear science and technology.  This position reports to the Manager of Science & Technology (S&T) Programs and Operations at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

Role description

Please note a working visa or Canadian residency/citizenship is requested to apply for the role.


As a Project Control Coordinator, you will be taking a lead role in the establishment of project management systems used for the planning and control of Science and Technology projects.



  • The Project Control Coordinator has the following responsibilities:
    • Taking a lead role in the establishment of project management systems used for the planning and control of S&T projects.
    • Monitoring and analyzing more complex project information.
    • Identifying anomalies and recommending / taking corrective steps where appropriate.
    • Analyzing project forecasting and resource demand information – more thorough cash flow analysis, cost estimating, forecasting, and budgeting of moderate complexity.
    • Applying earned value analysis and understanding the theory behind the 32 Guidelines of ANSI/EIA-748-C: Earned Value Management Systems.
    • Providing input to preparation of project plans and reports related to scope, cost, and schedule.

Essential skills

  • Secondary school graduation and a 2-year diploma or degree in a discipline related to project management, business, commerce, or technology.
  • In addition to the required education noted above, 2-4 years of increasingly responsible and relevant project controls experience.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and experience related to project management.
  • Typically, is within 12 to 18 months of achieving CAPM certification.
  • Working knowledge of the typical phases of a project.
  • Working knowledge of project management knowledge areas (cost, time, integration, scope, quality human resources, communication, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management).
  • General understanding of accounting principles and specifically accruals and reporting accuracy.
  • Full working knowledge of the computer-based applications used for project management purposes (i.e., spreadsheets, databases, and specialized scheduling software).
  • Experience gathering and analyzing project data, identifying anomalies, and recommending corrective actions.
  • General understanding of the methods and resources used by functions engaged to perform project activities e.g. engineering, licensing, quality assurance, procurement, manufacturing, etc., as well as the deliverables typically produced.
  • Basic understanding of engineering drawings and flow diagrams.
  • Awareness of nuclear standards.
  • General understanding of the Engineering Change Control process including its applicability to the project schedule.
  • Strong knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Ability to prepare project support documentation, such as memos and short reports.
  • Working knowledge of the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories project and procurement process, CNL financial systems, and TRAK.
  • Primavera project management software experience desired.

Desired skills

S/he has an awareness of nuclear standards.


Depending on the level of experience

Published by Thomas Thor


We are offering a challenging long-term opportunity. There are numerous possibilities to further develop your skills and gain more knowledge on the industry.

Thomas Thor Associates is a recruitment and consulting organisation dedicated to the nuclear industry. We recruit for roles in nuclear new build, operations, decommissioning, research and waste management and our clients include nuclear regulators, operators, engineering companies and research organisations.

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